The world was horrified at the news last week of 17-year-old killer, Tim Kretschmer, who armed himself with a gun stolen from his father’s collection, dressed in black combat clothes, went to his former school, Albertville high school in Winnenden, near Stuttgart in southern Germany, and murdered 11 students and three teachers. He then fled, hijacked a car, triggering a manhunt, and was found in a nearby town where he was confronted by police and killed in the ensuing shootout. Two civilians are believed to have died as well in the ensuing shootout. What senseless killings. A seventeen year old, just beginning the spring of his life suddenly becomes a mass murderer? What could have happened to him? Regardless of the guess work and speculations, we will never know what exactly went wrong with this young man. I join the rest of the world to condemn these senseless killings and pray that God would bring comfort and healing to those affected by these senseless killings.
~ A word for your week ~ John 10:10
Beloved, our text this week says “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”. Clearly, the thief, Satan the devil, is behind the senseless killings and destructions that we read of, see, or hear in the news media almost every day. God’s desire is for us to have life and to have it more abundantly but there is a devil out there who walks about like a roaring lion seeking who he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). He is the adversary of old and his focus is steal, kill and destroy God’s beautiful creation. Satan hates God and therefore hates anything that remotely resembles God. Man was created in the image and likeness of God. On earth, only man can worship God, a great privilege that Satan lost when he was thrown out of heaven. Little wonder he is determined to steal, kill and destroy God’s creation, you! My encouragement to you dear friend, is that you do not let Satan anywhere near you and yours, give him an inch and he will take a yard! You are precious to God, God needs you and that is why He has you on the earth for such a time as this. And because of this Satan hates you. Are you bothered? I hope not! Our God is bigger and greater and is able to keep and protect His own. Keep your focus on Him and He will not let the devil come near you! Jehovah is great! Praise His name forevermore!
~ Prophetic blast~
As you begin a new week today, I prophesy that …
- Your week shall be one of resting in the confort of the Holy Spirit!
- The Lord will attend your days with great grace!
- You shall not know anything untoward, wicked or evil!
- God shall bless and prosper all that put your heart and your hands to do!
- God shall honour you as you honour Him!
- You are unstoppable, no devil or demon shall be able to stop you!
- Blessed and a blessing shall you always be to your world!
Have a great week!